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  • An Bord Pleanala were asked to decide whether the change of use of an industrial premises to a retail discount store at Roxboro Discount Store, Roxborough, County Roscommon is or is not development or is or is not exempted development.

    The building in question is 4 kilometres outside Roscommon town. The applicant argued that the building originally had permission for a spring water bottle plant and, over time, customers came to the plant to make purchases directly.   This retail element legitimized the current bulk retail use of the building.

    An Bord Pleanála agreed with their inspector that the said use is a material change of use as the use of the premises has changed from class 4, use as a light industrial building, to class 1, a shop.  It therefore constitutes development and is not exempted development.

    Published on October 4, 2012 By:David Mulcahy · Filed under: Exempted Development; Tagged as: , ,
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